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Brooklyn Poem in Oddball Magazine

Hey Kids,

Pattie is in Oddball Magazine,

Check out my poem in the April 29, 2015 edition

Lost Weekend Via The Coney Island Bound D Train

(for David Francis)

dedicated to Brooklyn and ‪#‎DavidFrancis‬

Thx Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright

http://oddballmagazine.com/…/…/29/poem-by-patricia-carragon/

The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology

The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology is Here and at Poets House! Thanks to my editorial staff (Cindy Hochman, Amy Barone, Brenda J. Gannam, and Karen Neuberg) for their tireless teamwork in making this project happen. Couldn't do CreateSpace this year, but once I purchase a new MacBook, I will definitely check this out for next year's issue with DuEwa Frazier's guidance. Inside this issue: A spread dedicated to Brant Lyon A spread dedicated to Special Guest Poet and Dancer Friend, Max Nemerovsky A section dedicated to the memory of our beloved poet and friend, Bob Hart Plenty of photos to delight Poetry from the following contributors: Copies will be sold at the Brownstone Poets Readings and elsewhere later this Spring.

$7 at the Brownstone Poets Readings.

$8 outside the Brownstone Poets Readings.

Bookstore news to come!

Anthology readings to come in the Fall.

*Will be mailing copies to contributors who still didn't get their comp copies for 2013 and 2014 later in May. Sorry to be behind due to my crazy hours at my former job, heavy duty foot surgery and recovery, and a bad winter.

Some good news: Starting in May, I will be doing temp work. :)

Come see the Brownstone Poets Anthology and other awesome publications at the Annual Showcase at Poets House.

Date and Time: June 25, 2015 (6 P.M.) Event Location: Kray Hall Admission: Free and open to the public

Please come to Poets House and enjoy the beauty and emotion that is poetry. It is an honor to have the Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology displayed at Poets House.

Poets House 10 River Terrace New York, NY 10282 (212) 431-7920 http://poetshouse.org/

Poets House Directions

SUBWAY Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers and take a left at River Terrace.

BUS The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: www.downtownny.com.

FERRY Monday through Friday, ferry riders from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry Terminal at the World Financial Center and walk north to River Terrace.

Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea this Saturday

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets presents Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea, Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Brownstone Poets presents: Davidson Garrett George Held Claudia Serea Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: http://www.hopstop.com/ $4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon pcarragon@gmail.com brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 BIOS: Davidson Garrett trained for the theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from The City College of New York. He is the author of the poetry and prose collection, King Lear of the Taxi and two chapbooks, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, and Southern Low Protestant Departure. In June 2014, he was awarded 1st Place in Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Contest sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. His spoken word play, Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen, was published in 2015 by the performance arts journal Nerve Lantern. George Held publishes regularly both online and in print, in such journals as Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, String Poet, and Xanadu. His work has been included in three dozen anthologies and has received 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, and Garrison Keillor read one of George’s poems on A Writer’s Almanac. His recent books include Neighbors 3: The Water Critters (2015), animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems (2014), which Kirkus Reviews calls “strong . . . a closely observed collection on nature and environmentalism.” Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Boradstone Books, forthcoming). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ, and is the co-founder and translations editor of The National Translation Month. More at cserea.tumblr.co.

More Avocet News

More Avocet News Hi Poets and Friends Pleased to have more Avocet news to share (I’m behind on listing due to my heavy schedule of the Brownstone anthology publishing and other matters): 1- The Weekly Avocet #115, February 25, 2015 I share space with George Held, Joan Vullo Obergh, Karla Linn Merrifield, Leslie Mills, Linda Taylor, Maggie Westland, Mac Greene, Charles Portolano. against blue-gray sky featherlike branches wait for snow 2- The Weekly Avocet #122, April 15, 2015 I share space with Judy Wucherer, Irene Frick, Joan Kantor, Ellen Pickus, Joan Higuchi, Karla Linn Merrifield, Jean Moody, Charles Portolano. outside Brooklyn homes silent roars from stone lions April winds growl and hiss 3- The Avocet A Journal of Nature Poetry, Spring 2015 I share space with Tom Oleszczuk, Bill Carpenter, Carol A. Amato, Mac Greene, Michael Stone, Peter Leverich, M.C. Little, Charles Portolano, and more. March morning -bright sky -winter breeze ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- behind iron gates an ornamental cat rests casting its shadow on a garden rock nearby houses protected by concrete lions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ outside my window oak trees too distant to get personal

Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea at Park Plaza Restaurant

Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. Brownstone Poets presents Davidson Garrett, George Held, and Claudia Serea, Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Brownstone Poets presents: Davidson Garrett George Held Claudia Serea Saturday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: http://www.hopstop.com/ $4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon pcarragon@gmail.com brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 BIOS: Davidson Garrett trained for the theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from The City College of New York. He is the author of the poetry and prose collection, King Lear of the Taxi and two chapbooks, To Tell the Truth I Wanted to be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems, and Southern Low Protestant Departure. In June 2014, he was awarded 1st Place in Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Contest sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. His spoken word play, Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen, was published in 2015 by the performance arts journal Nerve Lantern. -- George Held publishes regularly both online and in print, in such journals as Confrontation, Notre Dame Review, String Poet, and Xanadu. His work has been included in three dozen anthologies and has received 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, and Garrison Keillor read one of George’s poems on A Writer’s Almanac. His recent books include Neighbors 3: The Water Critters (2015), animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim, and Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems (2014), which Kirkus Reviews calls “strong . . . a closely observed collection on nature and environmentalism.” -- Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, and many others. A four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, forthcoming), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Boradstone Books, forthcoming). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ, and is the co-founder and translations editor of The National Translation Month. More at cserea.tumblr.co.

FEMMEWISE CAT NEWS

Femmwise Cat Publication In honor of International Women’s Day, I am happy to announce that Femmewise Cat, a special e-zine of Clockwise Cat, has published 5 of my pieces: Sex and the Single Poet The 4-Dimensional Man Dandelion Child PMS Pizza Birthday Thoughts Check it out at http://clockwisecat.com/2015/03/femmewise-cat-part-i/ Also there’s a second part of this e-zine worth seeing http://issuu.com/clockwisecat/docs/femmewise_cat_part_ii?e=13963388/11675756 So many great women are in this issue. Great job Alison Ross. Meow! Proud to be part of this group: Siddartha Beth Pierce. April Michelle Bratten. Michelle Greenblatt. Karen Neuberg. Ally Malinenko. Cindy Sostchen-Hochman. Regina A Walker. Patricia Carragon. Simone Keane. Puma Perl. Sheila Murphy. Alexis Fancher. Erin Reardon. Jacqueline Watts. Linda Leedy Schneider. Mercedes WebbPullman. Gili Haimovich. Wanda Morrow Clevenger. Maja Trochimczyk. Nicole Henares. Marie Lecrivain. Gloria Garfunkel. Misti Rainwater-Lites.

More Publication News

Just checked Submittable.com and surprise . . . my poem “Birthday Thoughts” was published in the Linden Avenue Literary Journal Issue 27, August 2014 (accidentally listed as Issue 28, September 2014) http://www.lindenavelit.com/issue-twenty-seven.html Also, this issue has pieces from Susan Dale, Melanie Haney, John Garmon, Marion Deutsche Cohen, and Ryan Dempsey. More Avocet news: My haiku was in The Weekly Avocet #115, February 25, 2015. I am pleased that I share the space with George Held, Leslie Thomas, Mac Greene, Maggie Westland, Linda Taylor, Leslie Mills, Karla Linn Merrifield, Karla Linn Merrifield, against blue-gray sky featherlike branches wait for snow

Winter Haiku Publications

It's freezing outside, but winter is a time for seasonal inspiration and poetry. My haiku is in The Weekly Avocet #114, February 18, 2015: slush mountains rise above the sidewalks groundhog’s revenge Pleased to share the space with Charles Portolano, Donna Pflueger, Jean Moody, Joan Colby, Christine Cassello, Pamela D. Hirte, John L. Wright, Cynthia Tedesco, Joan Higuchi, and Lois Batchelor Howard. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Happy that my seasonal haiku was in Mankh’s Haiku du Jour for February 21, 2015: gentle snowfall beauty comes before the slush

Back To Jack

Beat Writers--Jack Kerouac, On the Road Again -- Back to Jack Friday, 3/20 at 6 p.m. Beat Writers Jack Kerouac On the Road Again -- Back to Jack Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. The Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia St, NYC-10014 (212) 980- 9319 www.hopstop.com/ $8 admission/free drink Hosted by Gordon Gilbert The second in a series of readings of the beat generation writers. A celebration of Jack Kerouac's life and writings with personal remembrances and a reading of a selection of his works by local NYC poets and writers: Stephen Bluestone, Patricia Carragon, Jack Cooper, Steve Dalachinsky, Claire Fitzpatrick, Roxanne Hoffman, David Lawton, Michael Lydon, Peter Martin, Roberto Mendez, Frank Perero, Su Polo, Leslie Prosterman, Griselda Steiner, Susan Weiman, Gordon Gilbert Subways: A, C, D, E, F to West 4th St. 1 to Christopher St.

George Dickerson Memorial Service

George Dickerson Memorial Service Saturday, Mar. 14th at 3:00 PM I remember Robert Dunn introducing me to George Dickerson at BookCourt several years ago. It was at Richard Levine's reading. I had the pleasure of booking George with Richard Levine back on September 4, 2010 at Park Plaza Restaurant. George was a great poet and actor, and he will not be forgotten. For those who love poetry, his words will live on as his gift from the muse. If you wish to attend the memorial service, please RSVP Suzanne at: shdickerson48@gmail.com PLEASE RSVP TO: shdickerson48@gmail.com Host: The Family of George Dickerson Saturday, Mar. 14th at 3:00 PM Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY Note from the host: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to one of the following charities: Friends of UNRWA (https://www.unrwausa.org/donate) Earthjustice (http://earthjustice.org/) Judson Memorial Church Capital Campaign (http://www.judson.org/CapitalCampaign)